Thursday, June 17, 2010

Quilts are NOT just for beds anymore!

Hello everyone!

I'm sorry it's been so long since my last post. My husband had some health issues that lead to surgery and I've been on my own. All is well and he's almost back to 100%. A loving Thank you to Dr. Miller, all the surgi staff and nurses at Mid-Michigan Medical Center :-)

While on hiatus, I've had the opportunity to surf around and find some amazing quilts that aren't bed coverings. I want to share some with you today.

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Would our grandmothers ever think of having quilts in the kitchen?! Well here are some adorable quilted potholders from JLilyHandmade. They are scrappy paper pieced in a traditional pineapple pattern. Wouldn't grandma LOVE how this traditional block was used here!?!

From Massachusetts is Sieber Designs and this colorful floral wall hanging. Because of it's shape....wouldn't it look great draped over a table!
It measures 12"w x 24.5"h. It features fucia and orange floral fabrics that are machine pieced. Orange appliqued flowers and machine quilted free hand flowers in orange thread are used as accent.

I just had to add this Family Tree by SuzyQ! What a fantastic idea. And if you add the names to the leaves... you'll have a cherished family heirloom. The tree and leaves are machine appliqued onto the quilt with the branches being stitched with thread play to give it a branchy look. It measures 34 inches square. The perfect size to hang in a collection with family photos!

Pillows are the easiest way to freshen up a room. They add a splash of color and texture. What better way than adding some pieced "mini-quilt" pillows. Here are three by the Modern Quilter. A star, blue triangles and pink squares. They will brighten up your room...for sure.

I had so much fun finding these non-traditional quilted treasures. If you have any you'd like me to share, just let me know and I'll be glad to feature them next time!

Have a great weekend.